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WALLDORF, Germany – February 11, 2010 – In support of the recent appointments of Co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced subsequent changes to its Executive Board and management structure. In today’s meeting of the SAP Supervisory Board the following decisions were made: Gerhard Oswald, Executive Board member responsible for SAP Global Service & Support, has also been named chief operating officer, replacing Erwin Gunst, who stepped down for health reasons. Oswald’s nearly thirty-year career at SAP has spanned the areas of support, consulting, education, custom development and quality control. He has been an Executive Board member since 1996. His contract has been extended until December 31, 2011. In addition, Peter Lorenz, executive vice president of Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME), has been named a corporate officer. He wil... (more)

Why Integrate Your SaaS Also In The Cloud

The following is a bit technical. But if you're thinking of automating your marketing process through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider like Eloqua to plug it right into your CRM system, which might also be hosted by a SaaS provider like Saleforce.com, then you need to study the following a bit. The bottom line is that as businesses choose the SaaS model to run more of their operations in the cloud, these SaaS point solutions proliferate across the enterprise. In a large company one division might be running its marketing operation on Eloqua, another on Engage B2B and another on Market2Lead. They might be plugging right into various instances of Salesforce.com. Suddenly, if the corporation's CEO wanted to see a view of the whole enchilada integrated, the corporate marketing and sales ops team might find itself knocking on IT's door. But avoiding IT was one of ... (more)

Workbooks sales director recognised as global channel SMB influencer

24 April 2012: Ian Moyse, Workbooks sales director, has been recognised by SMB Nation on the Worldwide SMB 150 Channel Influencers List for 2012. Ian was nominated in the 'Experts' category for his relentless work promoting and educating channels on the benefits of cloud computing to both themselves and their clients. In the 'Community' voting section Ian was voted 3rd Worldwide out of over 400 nominees. On 17th April the final list was announced including a wide range of channel leaders from around the globe. A three-part process determined this year's list of SMB 150 influencers. The competition began with an open nominating process, followed by the SMB IT community voting on the 400+ nominees shortlisted at www.smb150.com. In addition to the community vote, a panel of industry experts also judged each nominee based on a variety of areas. Ian Moyse commented, "It i... (more)

Brands providing poor customer experience face a tough festive season

Survey of festive spenders reveals that consumer shopping experience online and in-store can make all the difference London, 21 November, 2012 - More than half of adults online (53%) admit that their online and in-store experiences with brands are likely to affect who they choose to shop with for gifts and presents this festive season, according to an online YouGov survey commissioned by Emailvision, the leader in customer intelligence and relationship marketing. It's the last pay check before the festive season commences, and this year UK shoppers are set to spend a total of £87 billion[1]. In a noisy market filled with attractive offers, retail brands will need to work hard to keep their customers happy and loyal. Retailers need to make the most of available customer data and take advantage of this last consumer splurge before the New Year's resolutions kick in; m... (more)

Logi Analytics Reimagines Data Discovery With Logi Vision

Powerful recommendation engine enables non-data scientists to easily analyse, visualise and socialise insights from data January 7, 2014 - Logi Analytics, the analytics everywhere company, today introduced Logi Vision, a fresh approach to data discovery that gives every member of an organisation the opportunity to tap into the power of analytics. With Logi Vision anyone can analyse, visualise and socialise insights that, until now, have largely been accessible only to data scientists. What sets Logi Vision apart is its unique ability to drive decision-making through a recommendations approach that delivers best practices in data profiling as well as data visualisation to make analysis easier for everyday business users. "The only way to unlock the real potential of data is to 'consumerise' analytics with functionality that flips the model from a data scientist-dep... (more)

TeliaSonera International Carrier Expands Pan-European Network With Coriant 100G Optical Transport

MUNICH, Germany, January 21, 2014 - TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), has selected Coriant, the global supplier of industry-leading optical transport solutions, to provide its DCM-free hiT 7300 DWDM platform to enable 100G connectivity across its new Warsaw-Brno-Frankfurt route. The new route connects to TSIC's existing Pan-European, pan-North American and transatlantic DWDM network which was 100G-enabled with Coriant's DCM-free hiT 7300 DWDM Europe-wide in March 2013. This new route enhances TSIC's diversity of a key traffic corridor and enables higher performance for its services. "The addition of this new fiber Warsaw-Brno-Frankfurt fiber delivers increased diversity and higher performance on a strategic route supporting not just our Polish and German customers but also for those in the Baltics, Eastern Europe and beyond," says Brendan Ives, President of ... (more)

Skinade promotes Beautiful Skin with Media Agency Group

Wednesday 29 January, 2014 Bottled Science, creators of scientifically-formulated beauty and lifestyle products, are working with Media Agency Group to produce a multi-format campaign promoting their Skinade collagen drink to image-conscious audiences in the UK. Digital outdoor billboards in London and Manchester will be active for two weeks from the 27th January, supported by full-page press ads featured in InStyle Magazine’s April issue and subsequently in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine on the 9thFebruary. A 12-week taxi advertising campaign in Central London will run alongside, establishing the brand amongst key urban audiences in the capital. Featuring a large-scale, clean image of a model and a simple, bold claim – “For beautiful skin in just 30 days, drink Skinade” - the billboards hope to inspire curiosity, while the taxi tipseats go into a little more ... (more)

Darden Restaurants Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Diluted Net Earnings Per Share; Increases Quarterly Dividend by 25 Percent

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today reported sales and diluted net earnings per share for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2009, which included an additional operating week compared to last year. In the fourth quarter, diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations increased 21% to 87 cents, versus 72 cents in the prior year. The Company estimates that integration costs and purchase accounting adjustments related to the October 2007 acquisition of RARE Hospitality International, Inc. (RARE) reduced diluted net earnings per share by approximately three cents in the fourth quarter. Excluding the estimated integration costs and purchase accounting adjustments of approximately three cents, diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations were 90 cents. In the fourth quarter of fi... (more)

Frost & Sullivan: Economic Downturn Triggers Buoyancy in Conferencing Services Market in Western Europe

LONDON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for conferencing services in Europe remains a place of both opportunity and challenge with a complex picture emerging out of regional differences of legacy, new technology and media type adoption across the continent. Challenges such as decreased investment capital, the lack of seamless interoperability and a slowing trend of outsourcing conferencing services will likely be countered by a need to connect with people quickly, efficiently and on-demand, as well as the need to significantly reduce travel expenses. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.conferencing.frost.com) Western European Conferencing Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of US$1.12 billion in 2008 and estimates this to reach US$2.31 billion in 2014. The following technolo... (more)

Michael Unhjem Appointed to Board of Directors for Health Integrated

TAMPA, Fla. July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Integrated, Inc., a leading provider of Health Management Solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Unhjem as a member of its board of directors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090709/FL43703LOGO) Unhjem, the former president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Dakota, was unanimously elected to Health Integrated's board due to his deep industry experience, public servitude and strong personal commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and affordability. "Mike is a well-known industry veteran and public servant with rich experience across the full spectrum of healthcare," says Shan Padda, chairman and chief executive officer of Health Integrated. "Our entire board is excited to welcome Mike as our newest member, and we look forward to his ongoing contributio... (more)

Orbital to Announce Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on July 28

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2009 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Orbital will also conduct a conference call with financial analysts and investors the same morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The conference call will be hosted by: Mr. David W. Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Garrett E. Pierce, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Mr. James R. Thompson, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer To listen to the conference call, dial (888) 541-8767, and use the conference ID number 20586625. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call and will remain active until Tuesday, August 4, 2009. For access to the replay of the conference call, dial (800) 642-1687 (international call... (more)